This is my third crochet attempt. I am teaching myself to crochet as I make these hats. I have definitely come to appreciate crochet a lot more. I do knit 90 percent of the time but I am really enjoying this new adventure in yarn with a hook. This is the crown of the hat and next I will be doing the shaping I think. But so far I am very pleased with how it is going. My stitches are becoming more even and relaxed.